The Renaissance 1300-1600 What was the Renaissance? • Rebirth in creativity in Europe • Art and Learning were valued •Began in Florence, Italy •Intellectual break from the Middle Ages Which art piece is from the Middle Ages? Which one is from the Renaissance? Renaissance Medieval 3 dimensionalPerspective Intellectual Theme Why Renaissance? Vibrant/Active Why Italy? • Geography and trade: Exposed to different cultures • Urban Centers: Florence, Rome and Venice- exchange of new ideas • Merchant class (De Medici): Supporters of the arts • Classical Heritage: Inspiration from Rome and Greece Map Label: p. 35 France Florence England Venetian Republic (shade) Holy Roman Empire Papal States (shade) Spain Ottoman Empire Renaissance Values • Individualism and human potential (Humanism) Champion of Humanism Erasmus in his Praise of Folly • Material Pleasures • SecularismConcerned with the here and now Increase tolerance for non religious ideas • Renaissance Man: Excels in many fields Educated Self control Who is this Renaissance Man? Painter Sculptor Leonardo Da Vinci Inventor Scientist Who is this Renaissance Man? Well loved Hired by the Pope Raphael Educated in the Classics Realist Painter Who is this Renaissance Man? Advisor to rulers Better to be feared than love Wrote the Prince Machiavelli Writer Who is this Renaissance Man? Engineer Sculpted the David Church was chief Benefactor Michelangelo Painted Sistine Chapel Ceiling Are there Renaissance Men today? One the lines think of an individual in our society today that is highly successful in everything he or she does. Be sure to explain your choice. Be ready to share Exit Ticket Bell Ringer/Exit Ticket Journal Unit: Renaissance and Reformation Renaissance Date:___________Topic:_______________________ 9/11 use) Name:_______________ Score:______/3 (teacher • Define Renaissance and explain why it began in Italy?